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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Parenchymal Disease

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What is the common term for thyroid parenchymal disease?

What is the common term for thyroid parenchymal disease?

Thyroiditis : If you have thyroid parenchymal disease, ask your doctor to measure t4, tsh, and antithyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged thyroid. But the cause cannot be determined. She needs to see a thyroid specialist/endocrinologist to figure out what is going on. They will know what is the most likely prob in your part of the world and how to best evaluate and treat her if needed. ...Read more

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What is parenchymal disease for thyroid?

What is parenchymal disease for thyroid?

Thyroid: Parenchyma means "the functional tissue of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue." so when you say you have "parenchymal disease of the thyroid" it does NOT mean much. There are several different types of thyroid diseases, to name some: Graves disease, thyroiditis, thyroid nodule, etc. Have your doctor give you more details or see an endocrinologist ...Read more

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What is enalarged thyroid with diffuse parenchymal desease?

What is enalarged thyroid with diffuse parenchymal desease?

Several possibilitie: Multiple disorders can cause such a picture on ultrasound: acute suppurative thyroiditis subacute granulomatous thyroiditis hashimoto's thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) adenomatous or colloid goiter painless (silent) thyroiditis generally, it's not necessary to biopsy to distinguish the etiology, and treatment is most often available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

Varying appearance: inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more